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Heaven is a Place on Earth

Sandy toes. Stress melting waves. Towering sand dunes. Heaven on Earth? You tell us. Between shoreline strolls, well-worn hiking trails, and pick up games of frisbee, you’ll discover a piece of paradise all your own. Here, you’ll find adventure and history intertwined in 15,000 acres of diverse national park terrain, acclaimed entertainment venues, beloved buildings, curated experiences, and a long list of local festivals.

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Casual Dining

George's Gyros Spot

George’s Gyros Spot

Buy one order of hot dog & fry and get another of the same order FREE. Gyros, hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, and more. Located at: 325 N. Calumet…

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The Blue Butterfly

$5 OFF your purchase of $40 or more Family owned and operated, we offer a wide variety of new age, multi-faith and holistic products, services and…

Sports and Recreation

Magic Sports

15% off any one hooded sweatshirt

Located at:
706 Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219-465-5151
Open: Mon. – Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-4pm

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Round the Clock Restaurant - Chesterton

Round the Clock Restaurant

Breakfast: $3 OFF $16 purchase Lunch and dinner: $5 OFF $25 purchase Family restaurant serving Northwest Indiana since…

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Dune Clothiers at the Schoolhouse Shop

Dune Clothiers at the Schoolhouse Shop

20% OFF on purchase of $50 or more Apparel for men and women Located at: 278 E. 1500 North Chesterton, IN 46304 219-926-5001 Hours: 10am-5pm;…

Casual Dining

Round the Clock Restaurant - Valparaiso

Round the Clock Restaurant

Breakfast: $3 OFF $16 purchase Lunch and dinner: $5 OFF $25 purchase Family restaurant serving Northwest Indiana since…

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Meadow Muffins at Kankakee Sands

We often talk about the types of plants that our Kankakee Sands bison are eating, and how that will affect the prairies. What we rarely talk about is…

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Top Dunes Hiking Trails

Indiana Dunes is a wildlife-rich landscape of dunes, barrens, prairies, forests, and wetlands, packed with great sites to explore.

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(219) Taproom

Pull up a stool! A “traditional” taproom, (219) features 16 taps with four to eight taps from one or more carefully-curated breweries with a…

109 S. 3rd St., Chesterton

49’er Drive-In Theatre

Experience a blast from the past at a place that has been chosen as one of the top drive-ins in the nation. Open weekends in April, May, and…

675 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso

4th Street Theater

This award-winning community theater produces blockbuster musicals and more. Call or check their website for a schedule.

125 N. 4th St., Chesterton

A Van-Go Chauffeur & Shuttle

Are you looking for safe, reliable transportation for your special event? A Van-Go’s 15 passenger van creates a comfortable, stress-free solution.

1353 Berg St., Porter

Aaron’s Mortgage Inn

This local bar serves Italian beef, cheeseburgers, and daily specials. They also serve JJ’s Pizza all day and night.

1400 Broadway, Chesterton

Abbiocco Italian Cuisine

Abbiocco translates to "food coma" in Italian and is a chef-driven contemporary Italian restaurant with menu highlights that include a variety of…

600 Gateway Blvd. N, Chesterton

Aberdeen Manor

Aberdeen Manor provides a perfect, romantic backdrop for your special event. Your ceremony can take place outdoors or in the chapel, both of which…

216 Ballantrae St., Valparaiso

Acorn Acres

Acorn Acres is a local family farm. They raise “good” food with natural and sustainable practices. You will find natural healthy meat, produce,…

360 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton

Acton Creative

Chris Acton’s beautifully handmade wallets, clutches, and bags are made from woven textiles. Many of her pieces take upwards of 20 hours to create.…

Call for information, Chesterton

Affordable Suites of America Portage

This fully furnished all-suite hotel near the Indiana Dunes provides the comfort and convenience that long-term travelers value most, including a…

1550 Olmstead Dr., Portage

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Lakeshore Camp Resort

This 940 site membership park has 125 full hookup campsites and 12 cabins available for rent to the general public. They are conveniently located 10…

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Donna Jo Campground

This quiet campground, hidden behind homes and cornfields, offers a serene setting for families who want to enjoy nature while still having some of…

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Sand Creek Campground

This peaceful, family-oriented campground is just minutes from the Indiana Dunes State Park and offers everything a camper could want. Full electric…